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Decoding a warranty number?

Hey!

got another old Ford Iím interested in, but was wondering if I could get some help decoding the warranty number and other stuff on the tag? Supposedly itís an old govt. vehicle, has a short service box on it and a large front bumper and monster winch. Thanks!

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Hey! Got another old Ford I’m interested in, but was wondering if I could get some help decoding the warranty number and other stuff on the tag?

Supposedly it’s an old govt. vehicle.
Not.

F26 = F250 4WD

B = 300 1V I-6.

R = San Jose CA Assembly Plant.

639689 = 1965, assembled January 1965.

120" Wheelbase.

T = Light Beige.

F260 = F250 4WD; 6,800 lbs. GVWR

D81: D = Light Beige Crush Vinyl & Medium Beige Ladder Pattern Woven Plastic // 81 = 81B Custom Cab.

N = New Process 435 4 Speed Manual Transmission.

B5D:

B5 = Spicer/Dana 60 Rear Axle / 4.56-1 / Limited Slip / 5,200 lbs. Rear Axle Capacity.

D = Spicer/Dana 44-6HDF Front Driving Axle / 4.56-1 / 3,500 lbs. Front Axle Capacity.

6,800 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

150 net HP @ 3,600 RPM

71 = Los Angeles (SoCal) Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.

If this was a government vehicle, the DSO code would have been 83, it most likely would have had a 240 1V I-6, Limited Slip rear axle very doubtful and it would not be a Custom Cab.

Governments are notorious cheapskates, usually bought the cheapest 'stripper' trucks, without any extra cost options like radios, heaters, outside mirrors, seat belts, Limited Slip, Custom Cabs.

The fact that it's an F250 with a 4 speed and 4WD is also suspect. El cheapo governments usually bought F100 2WD 240 I-6's with 3 speed M/T and were short bed Flareside pickups.
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
F26 = F250 4WD

B = 300 1V I-6.

R = San Jose CA Assembly Plant.

639689 = 1965, assembled January 1965.

120" Wheelbase.

T = Light Beige.

F260 = F250 4WD; 6,800 lbs. GVWR

D81: D = Light Beige Crush Vinyl & Medium Beige Ladder Pattern Woven Plastic // 81 = 81B Custom Cab.

N = New Process 435 4 Speed Manual Transmission.

B5D:

B5 = Spicer/Dana 60 Rear Axle / 4.56-1 / Limited Slip / 5,200 lbs. Rear Axle Capacity.

D = Spicer/Dana 44-6HDF Front Driving Axle / 4.56-1 / 3,500 lbs. Front Axle Capacity.

6,800 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

150 net HP @ 3,600 RPM

71 = Los Angeles (SoCal) Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.

If this was a government vehicle, the DSO code would have been 83, it most likely would have had a 240 1V I-6, Limited Slip rear axle very doubtful and it would not be a Custom Cab.

Governments are notorious cheapskates, usually bought the cheapest 'stripper' trucks, without any extra cost options like radios, heaters, outside mirrors, seat belts, Limited Slip, Custom Cabs.

The fact that it's an F250 with a 4 speed and 4WD is also suspect. El cheapo governments usually bought F100 2WD 240 I-6's with 3 speed M/T and were short bed Flareside pickups.
Awesome thanks! I suppose itís possible a govt agency bought it used (the one I work for does that once in a while) but either way that dose t matter much to me. In some of that info does it say to you that it came with a bed, without a bed, or did Ford offer a stock utility (with cabinets) bed? Thanks again!
 
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Awesome thanks! I suppose itís possible a govt agency bought it used (the one I work for does that once in a while) but either way that doesn't matter much to me.

In some of that info does it say to you that it came with a bed, without a bed, or did Ford offer a stock utility (with cabinets) bed? Thanks again!
There's no way to know what type of bed the truck came with. A utility bed would have been installed by an aftermarket body maker, as Ford never offered one.
 
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I too just got an old 1966 f-250 yet the title said 1965 Plus I was trying to figure out if it is a camper special. It had 3 gas tanks and a spot for 2 batteries. f25yr777688 129 WB color h f 250 body m81 trans A B4 axle7500 max gvw 172 cert.net hp 4000 r.p.m. 72
 
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I just got a 1966 F250, yet the title said 1965.

Plus, I was trying to figure out if it is a Camper Special. It had 3 gas tanks (not original)* and a spot for 2 batteries (not original).*

F25YR777688 / WB: 129 / COLOR: H / MODEL: F250 / BODY: M81 / TRANS: A / AXLE: B4 / MAX GVW LBS: 7500 / CERT NET HP: 172 / RPM: 4000 / DSO: 72
F25 = F250 2WD

Y = 352 2V

R = San Jose CA Assembly Plant.

777688 = 1966 (1966 serial number range: 732,001-914,000).

129" Wheelbase.

H = Sahara Beige.

F250 2WD, 7,500 lbs. GVWR

M81: M = Medium Beige Crush Vinyl & Medium Beige Cody Pattern Woven Plastic / 81 = 81A Standard Cab.

A = New Process 435 4 Speed Manual Transmission.

B4 = Dana 60 Rear Axle / 4.10-1 / Limited Slip / 5,200 lbs. Axle Capacity.

7,500 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

172 net HP @ 4,000 RPM

72 = San Jose (NorCal) Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.
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Does the "pink slip" have year first sold and year model printed on it? Since this truck was assembled in 1965, it might have been registered as such.

*The saddle tanks and dual batteries are not genuine Ford, were added by a previous owner or an RV dealer.

The only factory installed fuel tank is the in-cab tank and no truck until 1973 was available with dual batteries.

There are no codes within the VIN or stamped on the Warranty Plate that identifiy a Camper Special.

Front fender emblems have Camper Special plastic inserts. Tail lamp harness has an extra feed wire for the pigtailed wire harness/plug used with camper clearance lamps.

No extra feed wire, it is not a Camper Special.
 
 
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